While employers do not expect to make big changes in the proportional sharing of healthcare premiums, employees will see cost increases under certain circumstances, including surcharges for spouses, dependents, and tobacco use.
A Shift in Family Coverage
Darling said that there is evidence that some employers are moving toward changing how they address family coverage with 9% of respondents reporting that they will base employee premium contributions on the number of dependent enrolled in 2014.
Last week United Parcel Service announced that it will drop coverage for working spouses.
Among the other report findings: